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Gnat aircraft suffers 'heavy' landing at RAF Waddington ahead of air show

By JohnPakey  |  Posted: June 29, 2012

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Gnat landing at RAF Waddington. Picture: Anna Draper

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The pilot of a Gnat aircraft that suffered a heavy landing at RAF Waddington yesterday is reported to be fine.

The plane with red and white livery was photographed coming into land ahead of the Waddington International Air Show which starts tomorrow.

A spokesman for the show said: "We are aware of heavy landing that took place on Thursday. Everyone is fine, though. The Gnat is a robust aircraft and the runway has been checked and everything is okay ahead of the start of the show."

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  • Capture A Second Photography  |  July 03 2012, 11:02PM

    You've used my photo without permission! Please get in contact with me as soon as practicable...

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  • Bill_Door  |  June 30 2012, 9:51PM

    Adrain, the Gnat isn't in service any more so it won't be defending any country. The aircraft in the photo is privately owned. Which case are you on exactly?

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  June 30 2012, 8:52PM

    "FreedomSpeech &TB78WHlNE, I'm on the case. It's very fortunate there wasn't any injurys, but these planes are performing this weekend all ror the fun of the spectators when they should be defending there Country............" Where country?

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  • camelherder  |  June 30 2012, 8:01PM

    It's very fortunate there wasn't any injurys, but these planes are performing this weekend all ror the fun of the spectators when they should be defending there Country............" If we have to recall a squadron of Gnats we really have got a problem. The airshow is not just about the spectators it is also about big business possibly bringing the UK employment opportunities and revenue. If we hadn't sold the Saudi's Hawks they wouldn't be here this weekend.

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  • micmac1664  |  June 30 2012, 7:27PM

    Two rolls of speed tape ( extra sticky ) and she'll be reet

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  • Adrian1208  |  June 30 2012, 6:16PM

    FreedomSpeech &TB78WHlNE, I'm on the case. It's very fortunate there wasn't any injurys, but these planes are performing this weekend all ror the fun of the spectators when they should be defending there Country............

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  • Lincoln_Lad1  |  June 30 2012, 7:28AM

    Glad the pilots ok! How's that for a comment less ridiculous!!!

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  • InsideStory  |  June 29 2012, 6:48PM

    Looks like they fly planes as bad as they drive their flash cars.

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  • Lincoln_Biker  |  June 29 2012, 3:53PM

    Oh to be a fly on the wall in the Officer's Mess that evening!

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  June 29 2012, 2:05PM

    If it brings joy but costs money then ban, ban, ban!!! Isn't that right Adrain?

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